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  admin   —     October 05, 2019

Preparing for The Capture allowed the actress to indulge her own interest in police work, as she spent time shadowing the homicide department at the Met to broaden her knowledge of the force (“I was excited, thinking, ‘I’m going to solve a murder case!’”). Grainger was so immersed in this on-the-beat experience that she “didn’t want to let it go”, and yet being at Hendon failed to match her expectations. “What shocked me was just how corporate it felt, this open-plan office with all this hot-desking was quite business-like,” she says. “I found it really interesting that as you get higher up in the ranks, the more like a CEO you become.”

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  admin   —     September 14, 2019

Holliday Grainger is having a massive moment right now in BBC show The Capture. But the actor has impressed us in everything from period dramas to fairytale retellings. Here are six of her best roles…

Holliday Grainger is currently confusing the whole nation in her new BBC surveillance thriller, The Capture. She plays the ambitious and curious DI Rachel Carey, who’s trying to solve a kidnapping case in a world of false news and fake evidence. If you haven’t even watched the first episode yet, you should probably catch up (no pressure).

The show’s success has got the internet asking: who is Holliday Grainger? And what TV shows and films has Grainger been in before?

We’re predicting big things for the Manchester-born actor, especially after her refreshingly raw performance in this year’s indie hit film Animals. So we decided to take a look back at all the shows and films that she’s absolutely nailed her roles in.

Great Expectations 2012

Like many before her, Grainger’s breakthrough role was thanks to an adaptation of a Charles Dickens’ book. Starring alongside Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes, she played Estella in Great Expectations, which she has described as being her perfect role.

“In the novel you never see it from Estella’s point of view, throughout it’s like you’re watching her. And so it’s only really at the end that you figure out exactly why she’s become who she is,” she told the Irish Independent.

“It’s such a complex history of emotional damage really, and that kind of fascinates me. It’s such a deep level of hurt and anger and how she’s managed to restrain that and still maintain that kind of composure, I’ve always found her fascinating.”

Cinderella 2012

Grainger’s next big film role came in 2015’s Cinderella as one of the step sisters, Anastasia, alongside actors Cate Blanchett and Lily James.

“I’ve had a lot of fun in my posh period bitchy corsets,” she told What’s On TV, talking about the role. “I enjoy playing the slightly haughty, flirty bitches. It’s an outlet for something I don’t like to be in real life.”

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  admin   —     August 28, 2019
Holliday Grainger plays Rachel Carey in The Capture.

Please complete the sentence: “DI Rachel Carey is…”
…a young Detective Inspector who’s just been promoted. Rachel’s on the fast track scheme for graduates within the police force.

She’s seen a lot very quickly, and we join the series with Carey having just been promoted to DI in Homicide, after a spell in Counter Terror. That’s the department which has all the money and resources thrown at it, which is apparently true in real life as well. Homicide gets not so much, so she’s a fish out of water at the beginning, trying to prove her worth to the really experienced people around her.
Rachel’s ambitious and focused – she’s definitely career-hungry.
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  admin   —     August 26, 2019

Word on the wire is that The Capture, BBC1’s intriguing new six-part surveillance thriller, has all the water-cooler potential of Bodyguard. The complex story of an innocent man falsely accused in the ‘post-truth’ era will keep even the most observant armchair sleuth on their toes. It is a timely production, taking on such hot topics as fake news and the power of the intelligence services.

It stars the superb Holliday Grainger as ice-cool cop DI Rachel Carey and Callum Turner (War And Peace) as a soldier caught in a hellish hi-tech web. And she has high hopes for the show. ‘No one could foresee the success Bodyguard,’ she admits, ‘but the moment I saw the script for The Capture I knew it had that certain something. It’s a production I would definitely want to watch.’ Read More

  admin   —     August 10, 2019

The ‘Animals’ stars talk about their buzzy friendship drama, finding meaning in life and party panic.

Dubbed ‘“Withnail and I” with girls’ by Caitlin Moran, Emma Jane Unsworth’s novel ‘Animals’ was published in 2014. Now she has adapted it for a film directed by Sophie Hyde (‘52 Tuesdays’) featuring Alia Shawkat as debonair rebel Tyler and Holliday Grainger as sidetracked writer Laura. Powered by MDMA (smashed-up cola Chupa Chups), cocaine (icing sugar) and gallons of white wine (apple juice), their combined energy captures the euphoria of wild nights out in Dublin, the repetitive nature of a lifestyle of coming up and coming down, and the private desires that can drive even the closest friends apart.

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PHOTOSHOOTS & PORTRAITS – 2019 – 009. TIMEOUT MAGAZINE
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  admin   —     July 30, 2019

As to promote The Animals, Holly made a few interviews, which we already post, but he also bring you a new interview which was out on a Herald magazine ! She was featured on the cover.

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PHOTOSHOOTS & PORTRAITS – 2019 – 008. HERALD SCOTLAND LIFE MAGAZINE

MAGAZINE SCANS – 2019 – AUGUST: HERALD SCOTLAND LIFE

 

HAVE you ever, I ask Holliday Grainger, flashed a pianist in real life?

“Flashed a what?” the woman sitting opposite me in a suite in a London hotel asks, sounding maybe ever so slightly horrified.

“A pianist,” I repeat.

“Oh, a pianist.” She looks relieved. “Have I ever flashed a pianist? Nope, I don’t think I ever have. I’ve never flashed a pianist.”

She pauses, has a think and then adds: “I might have flashed a guitarist.”

Holliday Grainger is a 31-year-old actress with cheekbones, a Manchester accent, a full-throated laugh and a career that has already has the kind of sustain The Pixies’ Joey Santiago regularly coaxes out of his Les Paul guitar.
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